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Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drugs and Anorexia
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are drugs and Anorexia an outcome?
Is the title relevant?
"They" = the medical profession?
Or others?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are drugs and Anorexia an outcome? no
Is the title relevant? yes
"They" = the medical profession? no
Or others? which others?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they = something non living?

Did anorexia fail to respond to drugs?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are actual drugs involved in this puzzle? or are we looking for some properties of the words "drugs" and "anorexia"?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they = something non living? no

Did anorexia fail to respond to drugs? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they = something living?
people?
animals?
plants?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are actual drugs involved in this puzzle? yes or are we looking for some properties of the words "drugs" and "anorexia"? could you please rephrase?

they = something living?
people? yes
animals?
plants?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they = more than 2 / more than 4 etc?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the relevant drugs over-the-counter?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they = more than 2 / more than 4 etc? they from the title = exactly 2

Are the relevant drugs over-the-counter? No. And only the general purpose of the drug in question is relevant, not the exact type.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they fail to find a cure for some illness?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they fail to find a cure for some illness?
no
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They = the whole earth? co-workers? researchers?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They = the whole earth? see above - "they" from the title are 2 people co-workers? researchers? neither
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are "they":-
inpatients ?
outpatients ?
taking the drug(s) in any way ?
forgotten to take the drug(s) ?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are "they":-
inpatients ? no
outpatients ? no
taking the drug(s) in any way ? not really, but...
forgotten to take the drug(s) ? This would be the closest, although "refused" would be even closer... oh yes, and a slight FA.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This hasn't got anything to do with Leonard Cohen, has it?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This hasn't got anything to do with Leonard Cohen, has it? Nothing that I know of.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not many people have listened to Leonard Cohen and survived!
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the drugs not actually taken?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the drugs not actually taken? exactly so